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Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack at his home in Hindolveston.

Actor Roger Lloyd-Pack at his home in Hindolveston. - Credit: Colin Finch

People are being urged to call everyone Dave today, on what would have been the 71st birthday of Norfolk-based Only Fools and Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack.

Mr Lloyd-Pack, whose much-loved character Trigger mistakenly called Rodney 'Dave' in the BBC comedy, died at his home near Fakenham in January 2014. He had suffered from pancreatic cancer.

On its website, Pancreatic Cancer UK said: 'Call Everyone Dave Day sees people raise awareness and funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK and was inspired by a character that actor Roger Lloyd-Pack famously played. When Roger sadly died of pancreatic cancer in January 2014, Pancreatic Cancer UK supporter, Tom Kenning created this tribute to him.

'The first Call Everyone Dave Day took place on 8th February 2014, on what would have been Roger's 70th birthday. More than 45,000 people liked the Facebook page for the event in 2014 and #daveday was trending on Twitter on the day.'

The charity effort has won celebrity support, including that of Stephen Fry.

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In a video, Sir David Jason, who played Del Boy, urged people to change their name to Dave today, and donate £5 to the charity.

John Challis, who played Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, tweeted: 'Good morning Daves everywhere! #daveday Remembering Roger Lloyd Pack on his birthday. @PancreaticCanUK'

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